|Document ID (ISN)||100985|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Dickel H., Kuss O., Schmidt A., Diepgen T.L.
||Occupational relevance of positive standard patch-test results in employed persons with an initial report of an occupational skin disease
||Aug. 2002, Vol.75, No.6, p.423-434. Illus. 128 ref.
||Standard patch-test results of employed persons with an initial report of an occupational skin disease were analysed within 24 occupational groups. An evaluation was made of employed persons recorded in the Register of Occupational Skin Diseases in Northern Bavaria between 1990 and 1999, catering for those standard screening tray allergens tested over the 10-year period. Nickel sulfate was the most common sensitizer (29.5%), showing occupational relevance in only 11% of the cases. Other common sensitizers were cobalt chloride (13.5%), p-phenylenediamine free base (10.7%), potassium dichromate (9.8%), fragrance mix (5.4%) and thiuram mix (4.2%). The most occupationally relevant sensitizers were thiuram mix (71%), epoxy resin (67%) and p-phenylenediamine free base (59%). Occupational groups at risk of acquiring delayed-type sensitization were, in particular, electroplaters, tile setters, construction and cement workers, solderers and workers in the wood, leather and fur industries.
||occupational diseases; skin diseases; classification; skin tests; exposure tests; sensitizers
||epoxy resins; nickel sulfate; cobalt (II) chloride; p-phenylenediamine; electroplating; potassium dichromate; floor laying; cement; building industry; leather and fur industries; soldering and brazing
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology